School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Welcome to the School of Arts, Design and Architecture!

Art and design open up new perspectives and solutions to the world's big challenges.

Three women talking and eating ice cream in front of the Väre building.

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A person in a VR experience
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European Media and Immersion Lab (EMIL) -project invites XR developers to collaborate

The EU funded project for European Media and Immersion Lab (EMIL) starts in September 2022.
Summer School student group smiling and hopping down the stairs at Aalto's Väre building
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Summer school created sustainable concepts for the future through co-design

The course explored how the circular economy and co-planning can promote real change.
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Ruthless Times – Songs of Care awarded at the Locarno Film Festival

Susanna Helke's film won the Zonta Club award, that is given to a film with a particularly strong social impact.
Elderly people spending time outdoors in the yard and garden, a student work Outdoors by Luiza Sevele
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Flexibility and community support for people with memory problems

What are the future housing solutions for people with memory decline, and what should they be?
Students at the campus.
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Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation donates to the field of education in arts and design at Aalto University

The foundation supports scientific research with a focus on the impact of mental wellbeing on physical health. This is a central perspective, for example, in the education and research of health and wellbeing architecture at Aalto.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
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Your invitation to Life 1.5

Save the date/planet: Welcome to our fourth Designs for a Cooler Planet festival, 7.9–12.10.2022 in Otaniemi, Espoo.

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Meet our people

Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

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Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Image of an artwork by Benjamin Dillenburger, with info text about the event
Lectures and seminars

LASER Talks: Art, Architecture and Complex Systems

A provocative approach to art & science with algorithms, robotics and embedded politics
Josh Krute with the Pikku Finlandia tree designs
Exhibitions

The Trees of Pikku Finlandia

This exhibition by Josh Krute at Pikku Finlandia Hall in Töölö features relief prints made from cross sections of the building's unique pine tree pillars.
Coral installation by Megan McGlynn
Exhibitions

Second Nature by CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS showcases nature-inspired material projects by students and alumni in this Cooler Planet exhibition.
Image representing the Sami culture
Exhibitions

Interplay of Cultures Studio 2022 Sámi: Architecture that leaves no trace in the environment

The Interplay of Cultures 2022 studio is a masters level course at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture. This year the studio explored Sámi cultures and their way of relating to our material reality.
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Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo
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